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Hurricane Preparedness

Florida, Its Time to get Prepared 

Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th.

Hurricane devastation is not limited to the coastal areas. Wind, rain and flooding can happen anywhere.

Think about this:

  • How do I receive the information in the event of an emergency?
  • What is my evacuation route?
  • Where will I take shelter?
  • How will I communicate with my family members?
  • Have you created an emergency preparedness kit?
  • Are you up to date with the CDC corona virus emergency plans and its effects on sheltering?
  • Have you considered the specific needs of your unique household such as medications, special dietary needs, pets, children, etc?

Prepare a hurricane plan before there is an emergency.

  • In the event of an evacuation make sure you and your family have a set meeting place.
  • Designate a lead family member to send out communication to all other family members.
  • Conserve cell phone batteries as much as possible.
  • Keep extra cell phone chargers, batteries, flashlights and a solar charger as a back up.
  • Keep a prepaid phone card just in case cell phones do not work.
  • Use the internet to send emails/communication if necessary.
  • Set up the call forwarding feature from your home phone to your cell phone so you don’t miss important calls/notifications.
  • Gather supplies:
  1. MONEY
  2. Batteries
  3. Water
  4. Pet supplies
  5. Masks
  6. Gloves
  7. First aid
  8. Cell phone chargers
  9. Garbage bags
  10. Disinfectant wipes
  11. Manual can opener
  12. Canned foods
  13. Medications
  14. Complete change of clothing
  15. Blankets
  16. Matches in a waterproof container
  17. Pen & paper
  18. Paper products & utensils